Day 2 Lunch: Depends on where in CT along 95 you are so I''ll try to cover most of the ride in 20-30 minute segments:
Great !! pizza can be found up through New Haven and seafood beyond so my apologies if there is undue focus on that:
Stamford area: Colony Grill (pizza) on Myrtle St. 2 mins. off I95. Exit 8 to Elm, go right then left on Myrtle. Park in the lot on the right if you can.
Norwalk: Tacos Mexico. Corner of East Ave and Ft. Point Street. Exit 16, south about 1/2 mile.
Norwalk: Letizia Pizza. 666 Main Ave. A bit further off 95 than you may want to travel but worth it imho. You'll need to take Exit 15 (Rt 7) north to the end of the expressway, go right, then left (staying on "7"). Letizia is up on the right at the 2nd light just past the Walmart.
Fairfield: another Colony Grill (Exit 21 to Rt 1, then left/north for 1/3 mile on the left) and Pepe's Pizza as well as Super Duper Weenie (Exit 24, straight off the exit then bear right past the Syms/Filene's). Super Duper is on the left. Pepe's is on Commerce St. which is at the next light. Go left and it is on the left 1/2 mile down.
New Haven: Pepe's original of course, Sally's which I DESPISE because of the totally rude and obnoxious attitude (eat your pizza and get the &^%$ out !). Both on Wooster St which you can get to off of 95 (exit 47, left side) to Rt 34, exit 1 (Frontage) to Olive St. Personally, I prefer Modern on State St. A bit less crowded (usually) than either Pepe's or Sally's and the pizza is fantastic. Not entirely sure about the Sunday hours for Pepe or Sally, I know Modern doesn't open until later in the day (3 or 4) but if you are running late it may work.
Guilford: Anthony's on Rt 1 has excellent pizza and other traditional Italian offerings. Exit 57, left onto Rt. 1 about a mile on the left.
Madison: Lenny and Joe's on Rt. 1. A bit overrun with children on the weekend but the I have yet to be disappointed with my meal. Exit 62 toward the State Park, then left on Rt. 1 for 1/3 mile if that. On the left.
Westbrook: Ok, this is not Road Food but.. if Day 2 happens to be a Sunday and you feel like splurging, the Brunch at the Waters Edge Resort is excellent. You may end up skipping dinner. Exit 65, right toward the shore and then left on Rt. 1. On the right about 1/2 mile. Despite having been there a number of times, I always seem to drive past the entrance when coming from the south.
I used to be a fan of the Dock and Dine in Old Saybrook but no longer. Great atmosphere but mediocre food and getting pricey.My family still likes it but I try to steer clear.
East Lyme: Frank's Grille on Rt. 1 is a winner. Great food, excellent prices, especially considering what you are eating. It's almost like "Gourmet Roadfood". Exit 74, left off the exit, left onto Rt. 1 and then 1/4 mile on the right. (Update 6/7 Sorry- scratch this one. Not open for Lunch on Sunday but if by chance you are in the area after 5:00, well worth the stop.)
Flander's Fish around the corner is also good. The lunch menu/offerings are decent. I don't like their Sunday buffet but apparently I am in the minority because the times I have gone on Sunday it is usually pretty crowded. Exit 74, left then 1/4 mile on the left past Rt.1 .
If you have made it as far as Mystic/Stonington, Sea Swirl is a decent option. The typical roadside clam shack. a bit pricey perhaps because of its location (somewhat) near the Seaport and downtown Mystic. Exit 90, go right past the Aquarium and Seaport into town and left at light onto Rt.1 Sea Swirl is about 100 yards on the right.
I do hope this helps and that you have a nice trip !
post edited by BernieG - 2011/06/07 13:00:38